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Gay Eagle Scout, ousted Scout leader urge Amazon to end Boy Scouts support

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
[cap]Openly gay Eagle Scout Pascal Tessier, delivered more than 125,000 signatures from his petition urging to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America, until the Boy Scouts lifts its ban on gay leaders. (GLAAD)
SEATTLE, Wash. -- A Maryland teen, who earlier this year became the openly gay scout awarded the highest rank of Eagle Scout, was in Seattle on Wednesday to deliver more than 125,000 signatures from his petition urging to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America until it [...]

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Va. judge flags transgender woman’s name change request for ‘extra scrutiny’

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Julianna Fialkowski
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- A Virginia transgender woman who was denied a name change by a Lynchburg, Va., circuit court judge earlier this year is due back in court on Friday for a second hearing on her request.. [...]

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Oregon Supreme Court settles ballot title dispute in ‘religious freedom’ measure

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Oregon Supreme Court in Salem.
SALEM, Ore. -- Backers of a proposed "religious freedom" ballot initiative in Oregon that would allow businesses to refuse services to same-sex weddings based on religious beliefs lost a ballot title challenge with the Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday. [...]

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Study: Majority of LGBT workers nationwide are closeted on the job

Thursday, May 8, 2014
WASHINGTON – A majority of LGBT workers nationwide are closeted on the job, according to a study released Wednesday by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the HRC. [...]

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Twin brothers’ Eagle Scout awards overshadowed by anti-gay policy

Monday, May 5, 2014
SEATTLE - Twin brothers Liam and August Easton-Calabria are alike in many ways, having been Boy Scouts since they were 11 years old. In fact, the pair is identical right down to their twenty-two merit badges, and on Sunday, the brothers earned the coveted Eagle Award. [...]

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Transgender woman alleges housing discrimination by Salvation Army

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Jodielynn Wiley
DALLAS -- A transgender woman facing homelessness has filed a lawsuit with the Fair Housing Office in Dallas after being denied housing by the Salvation Army because she has not undergone gender reassignment surgery. [...]

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N.H. to study constitutional provision to ban anti-gay discrimination

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
New Hampshire state capitol in Concord.
CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire state House has voted to study whether its state constitution should be amended to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. [...]

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Georgian parliament advances LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination bill

Saturday, April 26, 2014
TBILISI -- The Georgian parliament has passed a measure that seeks to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. [...]

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Alaska Supreme Court: State tax law discriminates against same-sex couples

Friday, April 25, 2014
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the state unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples by denying them equal access to a property tax exemption for senior citizens and disabled veterans. [...]

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Many gay business owners still face challenges, discrimination

Friday, April 25, 2014
Dave Greenbaum, who runs a computer repair business, walks to his vehicle outside his house in Lawrence, Kan. Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners like Greenbaum say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors.
It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay. Greenbaum, who owns a computer repair business in Lawrence, Kan., often needs to go into customers' homes. Some people realized he is gay after he was quoted in a newspaper story about [...]

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